My class recently completed a unit on Myths, Legends, and Folklore. One of the assignments was to create a creature using stylistic elements learned during our study. Gabby created a powerful modern monster using simple materials and language. She writes:

When I hear stories about people changing their image to be something they’re not it’s so sad, and I feel it is important to bring awareness to being self confident, and being yourself. When I chose to make a monster as part of our folklore project, I wanted something unique. Words are very powerful and can be used to build someone up or tear them down. This was a perfect idea for a monster, with a little glue and paper I made a powerful monster.

Gabby’s Monster 2019

Artwork created by Gabby and graciously allowed on our class blog. Photographed by Mrs. D

6 thoughts on “Monsters

  1. Wow, that was deep! I agree with your words are one of the most powerful monsters in the world, but they can also be the worlds purest angels.

    • ameliam2019 I agree, words can be the world’s most purest angels, but sadly it seems like now a days words become monsters rather than angels.

      -Thank you

  2. Hi,
    Monsters are associated with some scare, yours has left the viewer trying to figure out exactly what you were up to. Great work of paper and glue

  3. Fantastic work, Gabby.

    The use of words in both positive and negative ways can affect our behaviour and our reactions to others in our community.

    A very interesting type of monster you have created.

    • Yes! Words do have great effect on the people around us, and that’s why it’s very important to speak with caution, and thank you so much for your feedback!

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